Karen Prager

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Medfield, MA USA
In My Own Words:
I'm a recent college grad with a B.A. in History and Russian. Now I'm headed to Russia to travel and study for a full calendar year. Planning on doing lots of reading and listening though.


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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Think Monty Python meets Douglas Adams' Hitchiker's Guide. Throw in a bit of Dogma (the Kevin Smith film), and you have this book. If you like all three of these, you'll probably enjoy Good Omens. It helps to have a basic understanding of Biblical prophecy and a bit of appreciation for British humor. Without these, you might get a bit lost.
The only thing I didn't like about this book is that I had a hard time figuring out where it was going a lot of the time. It felt like there were a lot of unnecessary scenes. I kept waiting and waiting for the Apocalypse to come around, but it seemed to take forever.
Still, it was worth reading. I laughed outloud at several of the jokes,… Read more
Let's Go 2004: Italy by Let's Go Inc.
Let's Go 2004: Italy by Let's Go Inc.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Travel Book, June 21 2004
Let's Go is one of the best for the young traveller, and this book is no exception. It goes into lots of detail about the different major cities, providing maps, reviews, and suggestions for places to visit off the beaten path.
One of the highlights of this book is the walking tour suggestions--they have directions on how to take several strolls around different Italian cities and see all the major sites.
The book provides a guide for some of the smaller, less known areas in Italy. It's easy enough to find guides for Florence, Rome, Milan, and Venice, but Let's Go provides great food and lodging suggestions for smaller places like Lucca, Assisi, and Ravenna.
The only… Read more
Let's Go 2004: Western Europe by Let's Go Inc.
This book is a must for anyone travelling on a budget through Europe. It gives a detailed description of tons of resturants, hostels, hotels, and sites, and offers a cost guide to help you plan out your budget. It's deathly honest, so it even rates places that aren't so good and warns you!
The centerfold contains maps which are great for getting yourself started. You should probably buy a bigger map, but for the short term, the maps in this book work just fine. The metro and train maps are indespensible. It keeps you from looking like a total idiot in the metro stations.
Buy it to help you plan, not right before you leave. It gives lots of tips about the best way to get… Read more